The New Deal was a set of domestic policies enacted under Franklin D. Roosevelt that widely expanded the role of the federal government. Since the Great Depression, it no longer became a question of whether the government would intervene, but rather how much. For this discussion, I would like for you to answer the following questions in your own words to better understand the effects of the New Deal, and the impact it still has today.
1. Discuss two of the most important pieces of legislation passed during the New Deal. Why were they important?
2. Which do you think played a larger role in ending the Depression: the New Deal or World War II? Why?
3. What aspects of the New Deal, if any, do you see in American society today?